Jiayi Xing portfolio selected works from 2012-2017 Cornell M.Arch I 2021 candidate
Jiayi Xing Education 2017.08-present
Cornell University, New York
Cornell University Birthdate：1994.10.07 Phone：+1(607)3793790 E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org
M.Arch I | degree expected in 2021
Chongqing University, China B.E. in Urban Planning GPA: 3.71/4.0 Major GPA: 3.91/4.0
Exchange Program Cardiff University, UK Faculty of Urban Planning
Academic Honors & Competition Awards 2013. 05
Third Prize in Cardboard Construction Competition, CQU Team leader, Main Concept Contributor, Construction, Calculation
Second Prize in National Social Investigation Competition
Winning Prize in Urban Design Competition for National Urban Planning Students
Work Published on Journal of Human Settlements in West China
Investigation: How Green Infrastructure Influences the Elder's Anxiety Revitalization of Factory Zone in Chongqing Revitalization of Factory Zone in Chongqing
First Year Architecture Design Studio, Space Composition Exploration Second Year Architecture Design Studio, City Viewing Platform Design Third Year Landscape Design Studio, Urban Park Design Fourth Year Planning Design Studio, Urban Design
Professional Experience 2017.03-2017.07
Internship at at Atelier Archmixing, Shanghai
CaiJia Ecological Town Design, Chongqing, China| Concept Design, Plan Drawing, Rendering Mulei Tourist Town Design, XinJiang, China | Concept Drawings, Graphic Drawings, Building Design Reference: Kenzo Hsieh email@example.com
Fuchun Residential House Project | Concept, Plot Ratio Calculation Zouma Ancient Building Renovation Project | Physical Model Making No. 13 Shanghai Metro Line Station Project | Technical Drawings, Graphic Drawings Reference: Wenxuan Yao firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity Experience 2015.10-2015.11
Participate in Beyond Architecture Exhibition in Chengdu MOMA (Why Office) Concept Design, Exhibition Item Making
Participate in Research of The Revitalization Plan for Shazheng Street (Why Office) Concept Design, Technical Drawings, Graphic Drawings
Software Skills Mapping: Arc GIS 3D Modeling: Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp Rendering: Lumion, Vray Technical: Auto CAD, Air Pak Graphic: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Office Suit
01 ON TOPOGRAPHY
Urban Design —— Rethinking of Waterfront Possibility
02 PIGEON PAVILION
Urban Design —— Rethinking of Waterfront Possibility
Construction Design —— Cardboard Construction Competition
04 WALKING IN TO THE FUSION
Architectural Design —— Tourist Accommodation Center
05 MICRO EMPIRE
Architectural Design —— "High-Rise Factory" of Garment Industry
06 RAMBLE IN PAINTING
Architectural Design —— Museum of Chinese Painting
07 OTHER WORKS
01. ON TOPOGRAPHY RETHINGKING OF WATERFRONT POSSIBILITY Studio Work, ChongQing University Urban Design Individual Work From March 2016 to April 2016 Location: Baixiang Street, Chongqing Instructor: Prof. Wei Haoyan With the advent of the ongoing construction of infrastructures, cities seem to be much more convenient. Cars travels faster with the expressway, buildings grow higher due to the advanced building technology. But the seemingly flourishing development put planners and architects into question. Do these booming infrastructures really create better quality of citizenâ€™s life? Chongqing as a typical vertical city, the characters of its infrastructures are quite different from others due to its huge disparity of elevation and landscape. As it is surrounded by two rivers, one of which is the mother river of China, the waterfront space is the most special feature of Chongqing. However, in the fast construction period around 1970, all of the city waterfront space is encircled by the inner ring expressway. Therefore, the waterfront space that used to be an active part of city environment now becomes a dead space because of the inappropriate design of the expressway and buildings. The high-speed city development met the demand of the vehicle transport but split the close relations of river and city. The design aims to provide a different organization of urban space, thus to discuss new possibilities of re-connection of city and waterfront space.
The Dividing History of the Relation between River and City in Chongqing As the infrastructure develops, the relation bewteen river and city are being drifted apart in stead of being closer.
A.D. 780 Tang Dynasty
A.D. 1707 Qing Dynasty
A.D. 1978 Reform Period Courtesy of Yuhui Xu -From Study of Central City Development of Chonqing
Abstract Image of Relations between River and City
inner ring expressway
Location and Connections Regional Overview
Transportation Network of Chongqing Yuzhong Peninsula
Yangtze River rivers basin boundary province boundary east ocean
Yangtze River Basin
river rail transit line transit spot
The People's Park
The Liberation Monument
Site Location Map
Change of Architecture Morphology Based on Slopes in Chongqing The huge vertical variation is the typical feature of architecture morphology in Chongqing. When the mountain slopes start to change, the relations among roads, buildings and city also change. When the slope is mild, the road network is more regular. With the increase of slope, the interspace between buildings also grow larger, appearing to be randomly set on the site. When the slope goes to extremely precipitous, buildings are organized along the contour line, and the morphologies become similar together with the decrease in number.
Relations of Building, Topography and River City Sections of Chongqing
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0.6 0.6 0.6
Section of Waterfront Space in Chongqing
Three Working Systems While the existing expressway divides the city into two part, alienating citizens from waterfront life, the vertical viaration also create trouble for city transportation. The elevation makes the waterfront inaccessible both for vehicles ans citizens. Therefore the design provide a complete pedestrain system and connective vehicle system to increase the accessibility. Building Block
Mixed Residential Building Office Building Mixed Office Building Art Museum Elevated Retail Shops Retail Center
Pedestrian Road Overline Bridge Public Park Stretched Pedestrian Bridge Elevated Pedestrian Bridge Street Sidewalk
Vehicle System Existing Inner Site Driving Road
Connective Inner Site Driving Road
Existing Inner Ring Expressway
Site Plan To form an concordant city environment, the design is planned based on the existing city grids, public space, difference on elevation and the existing city infrastructure, especially the city inner ring expressway. First, the site is divided into different scales based on the appropriate pedestrian length. Second, based on the existing elevation difference, it is assigned different functions. Small scale is for retail and commercial use due to its permeability while large scale is for mixture use of residential, commercial and office space. At last, the pedestrian, vehicle and public space system is designed to strengthen activity.
Rythem of movement
Division of scale and function
Under-bridge public belt Above-bridge public zone
The water fluctuation due to Sanxia Dam varies from 186m to 165m in different season, requiring different vertical functions of the site.
Dryline Fluctuation Analysis
Waterfront Function Distrib commercial street height highest level ground level
hydrophilic platfrom height
+175 +170 +169
planted trees height lowest level
commercial street height highest level ground level hydrophilic platfrom height
height +186 +185 +180
planted trees height lowest level Yangtz river
+170 +169 +165
Resilient Design for Waterfron Space
As the Site located in the upstream area of the Sanxia Dam (the biggest dam in China), it goes through huge water fluctuation every year. Therefore resilient design is considered in the urban design to better serve its users.
Latitude Function Arrangement The function arrangement is designed according to the different elevations and the surrounding need for activities. In the waterfront area, the buildings are mainly for recreational purpose and are designed in small scales to increase permeability. When the elevation goes higher, blocks with mixed functions appeared based on the demand from crowds.
1. High density mixture of commercial and residential use zone property: mixture, mainly residential use function: residential/shopping center/ office space rate of capacity: 6.0
2. Medium density mixture of commercial and residential use zone property: mixture, mainly commercial use function: residential/shopping center/ office space rate of capacity: 2.6
2. Low density of commercial space and recreational industry zone property: commercial use function: retail/restaurant/ exhibition/recreational industry rate of capacity: 1.7
2. Water front commercial and public space belt zone property: public space function: park/square/waterfront space/wharf rate of capacity: 0.3
Evolution on Vertical Elevation While functions varies according to the elevation of site, each building also has multiple functional purpose with different height. In the mixed function zone, buildings have shares carpark site and commercial layer in the lowest level. When the level goes higher, their function varies into residential and office space.
residential space office space commercial space parking area
residential space office space commercial space parking area
commercial space public space belt
waterfront public space belt
View Point of Art Musuem and Retail Center
Measures to convert vertical viarations With an insert and connect process, the exterior and interior of the buildings are turned into an active public space to enrich the possibility of activities and events. After the extension of the building, the site becomes accessible to visitors from different elevations
View Point of Public Garden on Slope
Measures to increase accessibility Turning huge vertical viarations into slopes enable visitors to travel across different height in the shortest transverse direction. Buildings on second elevation are elevated and bridges are added alongside the buildings to increase the accessibility of different direcrions.
02. PIGEON SANCTUARY FORM DESIGN AND ANIMAL PAVILION 17 Fall First Year Core Studio, Cornell University Individual Work From August 2017 to December 2017 Location: Ithaca, New York Instructor: Prof. Sasa Zivkociv & Prof. Aleksandr Mergold Architecture is a complex field of study that encompasses a multitude of disciplines, concepts and skills. In the first studio to this field, we engaged a sequence of exercises that begin with exploration of very basic architectural considerations (such as light, air, gravity, inside, outside) at a 1:1 scale. At the same time the language of architectural representation, considerations of materiality and detailing that surround the physical making of architecture, was explored. As the semester progresses, the project sequence began to shift into a larger scale that will open further issues associated with architectural production: site, context, narrative, scaled representation, etc. Architecture is also an iterative discipline. The work continued in a multitude of media, at various scales and approaches, and from a critical perspective. Architecture is also an opportunistic field, and while we expect to follow the outlined sequences in concept, the actual nature of these exercises varied and potentially changed based on discoveries and inventions that will inevitably take place in this design studio. The studio investigated worlds bounded by enclosures at various scales and with an emphasis on exploring relationships (sometimes reciprocal, sometimes conflicting) between beings, things, and their environments. Skin is a fundamental constructed interface between worlds, as a threshold, and as responsive medium. Form, on the other hand, is malleable, soft, and adaptable. Together skins and form define enclosures that have interiors and exteriors; with thickness, porosity, and as systems that address complexly intertwined programmatic and functional relationships. Tectonic organizations give structure to skin and form. Exploring how defined enclosures materialize architecturally, we investigated their potential for a re-organization of program, circulation, structure, social relationships, and spaces of inhabitation.
PART I. de Ovis et Avibus
An initial exploration into architecture as performative interface at a one-toone scale will be followed by an introduction of a programmatic element. The sphere case integrated the feature of pigeon. Pigeons move while their head stay in a consistent line. Based on this, the sphere changes inside but the outside stays in a smooth condition.
Stability and Variety
PART II. Building Installation
Following the first set of excesses, a concept of siting will be introduced with the emphasis on the relationship between an existing context and a transforming architectural body.
Datum and Variety
A datum was introduced at the top of the site. The site chosen involves changeable conditions so that the installation can give different response to. The movement of the curves also refers to the body movement of pigeons.
PART III. The Sancutuary
Based on work in previous phases, scale will be shifted for the first time, allowing for empathic prelateship with an interior and an exterior of an architectural object. Based on stability and variety, "Gothic" concept is integrated into the pavillion design. The site is located in the dam of Beebee Lake, the form grows out of the dam and deforms in itself from loose to dense.
03. PERMEABILITY AN EXPLORATION OF THE PERMEABILITY OF SPACE Cardboard Construction Competition, ChongQing University Third Prize Team Work, Role as Team Leader Participation: 70% Concept, 50%Design Development, 40%Caculation, 10%Construction From May 2013 to June 2013 Location: Chongqing University Instructor: Prof. Huang Yong This design explores the possibility of permeable space when faced with extreme situations. The area of the design is restricted in the rectangle of 3mX4m, using cardboard as the material. Cardboard constructions in the competition have to stand for more than 8 hours, which requires thorough considerations of structure and characristics of the material. Beyond the challenge of the material, the design manages to create flexible space for its users and visitors. The following three sketches show the development process of the notion: The first one is the prototype of the permeable space. The whole space is seperated into three parts of exterior, interior and tunnel. The gap between every two frames enables visitors to walk from the exterior to the interior. While creating the interior space, the frame itself also forms a walkable tunnel. The tunnel is open to both the interior and exterior. The second one is the mutation of the structure and space. The widened entrance offers another choice of entering the construction. The different sizes of the frame break the homogeneity of the oringinal space. Apart from creating different feelings for people walking through the tunnel, the gradual changes in the frame respond to the variable needs of human bodies, thus to enrich usages of the construction. The third one is the final plan indication. Based on the structural foundation, this plan aims to amplify the variety of the space properties. The spiral circle forms the main tunnel, meanwhile defining the exterior and interior space. The interior circle forms a center of the construction that enable users to focus on the central events. It also extends its space into the spiral circle through vertical open doors formed by pillar like structures.
prototype of permeability
final plan indication
Frame, Covering and Sructure Development
The design process mainly went through three different stages. The first stage explores the prototype of frames under the main concept of permeability, changing the monotonous space into space with gradual changes both in interior and exterior space. The second stage discussed the possibility of covering changes to multiple the sense for space. The third stage explores the structural mutations to better support the construction.
primary roof component connective roof component
secondary interior foundation
Space and Structure Arrangement
Four parts consist the whole construction, including the center, extended boundary, tunnel and gate to the exterior space. With the difference of shapes and positions of each parts, their spatial patterns serve various functions and create multiple possibility for activities.
main supprtive frames
secondary supprtive frames
04. WALKING INTO THE FUSION TOURIST ACCOMMODATION CENTER DESIGN Architecture Design Studio Work, ChongQing University Individual Work From May 2014 to July 2014 Location: Shaping Park, Chongqing Instructor: Prof. Nie Xiaoqing The relation between architectures and landscape has always been an eternal notion to architects. Architecture can both stand out from landscape and be part of landscape. Whatever the position of the architecture is in a design, the role of architecture is influential in certain dimensions. Three dimensions of architectural space are discussed in this design which are the directions of walking, the possibility of events and the relations of viewing. The directions of walking are extracted from the existing structure of landscape and the possible need of people's habit of walking. Since several walking paths already exist in the site as well spotting site. The design maintains these paths, and create new paths and activity spots based on the existing structures. The process of design considered thoroughly of the scenes that visitors will see when they are walking through the architecture from different directions and routines. Several elements consist the content of the scenes which are lake, mountain, skyline, trees and existing activities. At different viewing spot, scenes vary in various dimensions. The mountain is closer at the building site while the mountain in front of the lake is farer thus to create different sense when visitors are viewing them. With all the consideration of the morphology of these elements, this design aims to create an harmonious look for the building, hoping the undulate building boundary makes itself be viewed as a natural part of the landscape.
sketches of the concept and development process of the design
Site and Paths The design mainly discuss the relations of architecture and landscape. To respect the existing landscape, the architecture is designed to be a part of the landscape. While maintaining the existing landscape and people's walking path, it also create new activities and scenes for the site.
walking path arrangement path A
A 01 2
first floor plan
second floor plan
Relations of Landscape, Architecture, Open Space and Lake
With the form of the zigzag shape, the building lies its different part along the different elevations as well as its function. The layers facing directly to the lake has the best view but lowest disturbance from the site, and was used for hostel rooms. The layers with more interaction with the sites accept visitors and are served for activities. As the building is inserted harmoniously into the landscape, the boundaries connect tightly with the site. Visitors are able to walk into the building through different angle and entrance. However, as building has accommodation purpose. The way it connects to the site is increased to meet different need for functions. The accommodation area is inaccessible while the others are open.
05. MICRO EMPIRE 'HIGH-RISE FATORY' OF GARMENT INDUSTRY
Architecture Design Personal Design Work Individual Work November 2016 Location: Garment District, New York
New York City is the United States' top "global fashion city." The core of the industry is Manhattan's Garment District, where the majority of the city's major fashion labels operate showrooms and execute the fashion process from design and production to wholesaling. No other city has a comparable concentration of fashion businesses and talent in a single district. The Garment District is home to a number of well-known designers, their production facilities, warehouses, showrooms, and suppliers of fabric and materials. Many in the industry allege that this dense concentration of talent, entrepreneurship and supply stores functions like an ecosystem in which each of the parts help sustain the whole. While historically known as the center of textile manufacturing, global trends have changed the way the fashion industry in the Garment District functions. Over the last 50 years, New Yorkâ€™s garment manufacturing sector has experienced a steady decline within the City overall and within the Fashion District specifically. This has occurred as a result of domestic manufacturers becoming less competitive in the global marketplace, in addition to the outsourcing of clothes manufacturing to lower-cost foreign markets. The decline of the manufacturing sector caused manufacturing in the Garment District to go down as well, and in 1987, the New York City government created the Special Garment Center District zoning (SGCD) to help preserve garment manufacturing. This design is to revitalize the Garment District by exploring new programmatic mode. To concentrate a complete garment industry in one building. By adjusting old sequence of functions and inserting new functions, the design aims to realize a micro garment empire in one building.
History and Location Phases of the Development in Garment District Phase 1
Phase 4 New Factory Zone
Important Events late 1800s
self-sufficient clothing makers
increase of women wear influx of immigrants
Triangle Fire accident firep-roof to death-proof
boycut to crowdness by Shall We Save New York Committee
proposal of changing name going downhill
Garment District in Manhattan
boundary of The Garment factory fabric store The Garment District Pennsylvania Station
design studio recreation building
The Garment District, also known as the Fashion District is a neighborhood located in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The dense concentration of fashion-related uses give the neighborhood its name. The neighborhood is home to many of New York City's showrooms and to numerous major fashion labels, and caters to all aspects of the fashion process from design and production to wholesale selling. The Garment District has been known since the early 20th century as the center for fashion manufacturing and fashion design in the United States, and even the world; no other city has a comparable concentration of fashion businesses and talent in a single district.
From Network to Programmatic Relationship The design aims to realize a micro garment empire in one building by adjusting old sequence of functions and inserting new functions. The garment industry follows a certain sequence in high-rises factories. Stores to lounge are arranged from bottom to top. In order to increase attraction, the showroom layer is enlarged to draw the visitors' attention.
Sequence & Elements of Garment Empire
showroom exhibition hall
Exploration of System Rearrangement
12F lounge room
14F top viewing platform
10F garment factory
6F design studio
4F customization room
4F showroom& exhibition hall
1F material store
Seperate Circulations for Diverse Purposes
Vertical Connection on Plans
Ground Floor Plan
Fourth Floor Plan
- Material Stores
- Showroom & Exhibition - Media Exhibition
Sixth Floor Plan
Seventh Floor Plan
- Factory & Workshop
- Design Studio - Factory & Workshop
Nineth Floor Plan
Twelveth Floor Plan
- Management & Storage - Delivery to Lounge Layer
- Lounge - Party & Ball & Exhibition
view from showroom layer
view from factory layer
06. RAMBLE IN PAINTING MUSEUM OF CHINESE PAINTING Architecture Design Studio Work, Chongqing University Collaborator: Cheng Zhu 60% Concept, 60% Drawings From March 2015 to April 2015 Location: Xinsha Island, Zhejiang Instructor: Prof. Liu Yanjun Fuyang city is famous for the painting of mountains and villages in Fuchun River. Dwelling in countryside painted by Huang gongwang presents the most profound and spectacular view of the world aesthetics, which we called Shanshui ( ĺąąć°´ ). Living in Shanshui conveys a kind of concept and attitude which calls for returning to the nature and living a halcyon and simple life. The museum emphases the building narrative through programming the scenic spots. People rambling in this museum can enjoy the tranquil nature and artistic environment of Chinese painting. The Chinese paintings use cavalier perspective to draw contents. This means the figures are tiled on the paiting. It enable painters to show complete scenic to viewers. The painting of mountains and villages around the Fuchun river is presented in such method of paiting. It includes the scenic spots of surrounding mountains and villages. In memorial of the painter Gongwang Huang, the museum aims to present the oringinal views in the painting. Thus, the museum is formed in a circle to best present the surrounding views. As the circle represents the flowing circulation, massing of buildings were added as fixed circulations. Moreover, each buildings are opened with windows facing different directions, which is considered as indication of the scenic spots.
sketches of the concept and development process of the design
Flower Moutain 小花坞
Xinsha Village 新沙村
Spring Mountain 春山 Marabou Moutain 鹳山 Apricot Garden 杏园
scenic spots around the site
Xinsha Island Site
The painting of mountains and villages in Fuchun River ( 富春山居图 ) is a traditional Chinese painting by Gongwang Huang, which dated back to Yuan Dynasty. The contents in painting is about the surrounding scenery of Xinsha Island, where the site is located. To provide best view presented in the painting, the museum is located at the south side of Xinsha Island, which is at the center of the surrounding scenery
Strategy Based on Cavalier Perspective
The mechanism of traditional Chinese painting is based on cavalier perspectives. When the painting is bent into a winding circle, the sight from different spots forms a range of circle on the Xinsha Island, which shaped the basic form of the museum.
Scenic Spot in the Painting
Volume Generation The sight from the scenic cast on the grid upon the inside of the circle, which decide the spot point of the museum. Massing and Placement of the boxes are designed based on the cross point of the grid and sight. In order to have best experience, the roofs are cut into ramps, thus to point to the scenic spot. To connect each massing, the corridors are added, attaching to the circle to complete the walking line.
sight from the scenic spot
direction of the windows
connection of the route
General Layout The spot point towards the surrounding environment decides the arrangement of walking route, which creates the rhythms of space between the inside painting and outside scenery. Fold walls in the space take charge of the route and direction of peopleâ€™s sight, and scene will change at every step. Visitors will appreciate the natural attracts by standing in front of the window or walking though the walls.
N Site Plan 0m 8m 24m
Ground Floor 1-600 1. Hall 2. Lobby 3. Corridor 4.Exhibition 5. Administration 6. Exhibition 7. Lounge 8. Meditation Space 9. Viewing Window 10. Exhibition & Workshop 11. Circle Corridor
N Ground Floor Plan 0m 4m
Circulation The museum is connected by a complete circulation. As the circle corridor gives an overview of the surrounding scenic spots, the function space is served for exhibition. When visitors enter the building, they will have two choices of circulation. Both circulation go back to the beginning to make the process of visiting complete.
Though the museum is mainly in commemoration of the most famo themes under the general topic of Chinese painting. The themes are se for large display item
main exhibition hall
ous painting of Gongwang Huang, different rooms present different eparated into main exhibition hall, workshop, meditation space, room ms and reading room.
room for large display items
In response to the artistic conception of Chinese painting, the rooms are inserted with walls to prolong the visual effect. The placement of walls are continuous, therefore to strengthen the routines of exhibitions. The directions of the walls guide visitors to the next exhibition room and the circle corridor, which in end forms a circulation.
07. OTHER WORKS
1. Modeling and Anlysis of the Mosque Individual Work Course: Constructed Drawing Cornell University, 2018 Spring
2. LINKAGE Revitalization of Factory Zone Urban Design Studio Work, ChongQing University Collaborator: Simin Yan 70% Concept 70%Drawings From May 2016 to July 2016 Winning Prize, National College Urban Design Competitoin Instructor: Prof. Wei Haoyan
4+n Passages to Local View public space to link community and waterfront revitalized factory zone
01 life market
iron community green belt iron primary school
green belt commercial street
community park factory residence
viewing platform A
railway theme park
railway park green belt
creative industry area
viewing platform B
iron industry museum
iron industry art exhibition area
viewing platform C
community green belt cultural exhibition area
N site plan 0m 30m
viewing platform D residential area
creative office area
3. CITIES IN ENVELOPE Exhibition Design (Why Office) Collaborator: Jian Shan, Zili Pang, Liwen Geng, Qinge Yu 50%Concept Design, 40%Item Making From October 2014 to November 2014 Exhibited in Beyond Architecture, Chengdu MOMA
4. WATER FLOW PARK Urban Park Design Studio Work, ChongQing University Individual Work From November 2014 to December 2014 Instructor: Assistant Prof.Xing Zhong
Entrance The main entrance of the park faces the city traffic artery. The Secondary entrance faces the West Lake spot, therefore to attract visitors. Different entrances are organized to attact visitors from different directions.
Themes of Water purify facilities sculpture pond plant pond
Based on the existing landscape, insert stream from the southeast corner. Themes of water area are organized according to the position and the need for functions of different dimensions.
viewing pond play area
Connections With the themes of the water, the park is divided into tranquil area to active area. The connective bridges are added to connection and division of these areas. tranquil area tranquil & active area active area
5 ABOVE THE ROOFTOP Kindergarten Design, Architectural Design Studio Work, ChongQing University Individual Work From March 2014 to April 2014 Instructor: Prof. Zheng Xi
entrance to roads
circulation to single units
circulation in the units
public green space
green space in units
connective green rooftop
space between public and private
activity room accessment
service room accessment
Sketch Practice 2012. 10
Sketch Practice 2012. 10